- Written by Benjamin B. Pulta
- Sunday, 24 June 2012 00:00
In a decision, the tribunal’s Third Division through Associate Justice Roberto A. Abad dismissed the petition of Col. Jesus Cabarrus Jr., PAF (res.) which had sought a clarification on a provision of Republic Act 7077 or the Citizen Armed Forces Reservist Act.
Section 13(3) of RA 7077 provides that the retirement age for “the Retired Reserve” officers is 65.
However, if qualified and fit for duty, a member of “the Retired Reserve” may be ordered to active duty in times of local or national emergencies if he volunteers for active duty and when the Secretary of National Defense determines that there are not enough qualified citizen soldiers with his special skills and qualifications in the Ready Reserve or the Standby Reserve in his particular area of residence..... MORE
Source: The Daily Tribune